Norwich city centre buzzing with Lord Mayor’s Celebrations activities

The early events are underway around Norwich city centre for today's Lord Mayor's Celebrations.

The animation celebration is keeping Saturday shoppers interested on the big screen on Chapelfield Plain.

With speakers set up around the precinct outside Chapelfield Shopping Centre and St Stephen's Church, the sounds of the animations are pulling people's attentions towards the big screen.

The MagiMation animations created by children at Norwich Puppet Theatre are proving popular, with short stories such as Arnold Gets Married and Godzilla Meets Godzilla narrated by the children that created them.

Other animations include Norfolk Next-the-Sea by students at the Norwich School of Art and Design and 3D digital animation of medieval Norwich by Dragon Hall.

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Mental health awareness group Time To Change also have a stall on Chapelfield Plain which is adding to the buzz.

Outside the Forum there are plenty of youngsters soaking up the sun and listening to the music blasting out from the Forum stage, which will be staging all sorts of entertainment between 1pm and 10.30pm.

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Art on the Railings has an exhibit of local artist Rory Kent's watercolour paintings on display just around the corner at St Peter Mancroft church.

The Aylsham High School teacher's various paintings from different Norfolk locations are on sale and attracting plenty of attention.

Art on the Railings is usually held on the last Saturday and Sunday of the month between March and November, but is making a special appearance for the Lord Mayor's Celebrations.

While on Gentleman's Walk the Norwich Puppet Man and moving statue are keeping the throngs of shoppers happy - where a Lord Mayor's events information booth is also set up.

- A special free Lord Mayor's edition of the Evening News is available around the city centre from 2pm today, with the full details of everything that is going on today and tomorrow, be sure to get your copy.

Keep an eye on for full coverage and lots of pictures of all the fun, or join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #lordmayors

And please send us your pictures and thoughts on the events to to be in with a chance of appearing in our 12-page picture supplement in Monday's Evening News.

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